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Gunners 'not interested' in selling Van Persie

ESPN staff
July 3, 2012
Robin Van Persie's future will be decided when he returns from holiday © Getty Images

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood insists the club "are not in the remotest bit interested" in selling striker Robin Van Persie, while dismissing claims of a transfer offer from Juventus.

Van Persie's future at the Emirates has been the subject of much debate in recent months as the Dutchman enters the final year of his Arsenal contract.

Hill-Wood denied reports of a failed €10 million bid from Juventus, and despite interest from Manchester City, Paris-Saint Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona, the Gunners remain resolute in their desire to keep Van Persie in north London.

"As far as I am aware, nobody has made any offer for him and he is away so we are not in any dialogue at all.

"We are not in the remotest bit interested in selling him," Hill-Wood is quoted as saying in the Mirror newspaper.

Meanwhile, widespread reports in the English press claim Van Persie is set to hold decisive contract talks over the phone with Arsenal this week, while the 28-year-old continues his post-Euro 2012 holiday.

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